Sunday, 17 November 2013

Tag and Gift

Hello Friends and Followers. I hope your day is going well. We have just got back from buying a new camera so hopefully I will learn how to use it and my photographs will improve. I blame Valerie as her photographs always look amazing lol. 

These were taken with the old camera and it is a dark, dreary day so they aren't too good even though I set up my light box for the second one.

The Tag Along Challenge this week is Fruit and flowers

I think I made this tag rather difficult really. I copied a drawing of the flowers and fruits of the wild pear then added Grunge Paste all around the image after I had coloured it with Promarkers. Then I let the whole thing dry and dropped some alcohol ink onto it -colour Lettuce, this spread out nicely. After that I sprayed it with gold Cosmic Shimmer Mist. It does look quite textured in real life but the photograph doesn't show that much at all.


Next project I made for the  Allsorts Challenge  where the theme this time is to make a gift.

I made this while I was watching the rugby matches yesterday. It has a pair of ear rings and is a present for a friend. I just made it up as I went along with no idea what it was going to turn out.

Started off with a peg and a polystyrene egg shape

  I fitted the egg shape onto the peg then drew on a face in Promarkers--I also drew some hair later as an afterthought.

I covered the peg body with a strip of knitting then made the little hat. The cape is just a loop stitch then simple knitting and decreasing to fit the peg neck. Next I added little pom poms-one for the hat and four so that the doll would stand -up easily. 

All I had to do then was add the ear rings and that's it. I may make another one today as there are more rugby matches on telly:)

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by

Love Chrissie x


  1. Oooh lucky you, I need a new camera at some point but can't seem to find one I like!!

    Fab tag and love your little knitted gift.

    Sam xxx

  2. Love your peg doll with a difference - the painted face on the egg is wonderful.

    Lovely delicate tag too, with such fresh colours, and the pen work is a great touch.

    Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
    Alison x

  3. A super creation for this weeks 'Make a Gift' them at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  4. Your tag is really super, and the present is out of this world. That doll is wearing a hat like mine! Fantastic makes. Your photos are always lovely, so look forward to seeing more with the new camera! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Love your dolly, Chrissie. And the tag is lovely - all those gorgeous greens.

  6. Beautiful tag and amazing doll! Great artwork Chrissie! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

  7. Love your peg doll, its a real fetching hat. Beautiful tag as well.

  8. Your tag is lovely and so is your doll

  9. OMG Chrissie ! You are so so talented ! What a fantastic way to display a pair of earings ! Your friend is so lucky ! Love your tag too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  10. You have excelled yourself here Chrissie tag is fab and love the lady :)
    Von ♥

  11. Well Chrissie, how original and such a great way to display jewellery your friend will love it. The tag that you made is also a great design. Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week.
    Jo x


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